The Dark Tower Boxed Set: The Gunslinger; The Drawing of the Three; The Waste Lands

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Nov 1, 1997 - Fiction
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Review: The Dark Tower, Books 1-3: The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, and The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower #1-3)

User Review  - Jane Apperley - Goodreads

This series becomes more engrossing as it progresses. I didn't really enjoy 'The Gunslinger' but as Roland continues on his journey and meets new characters and travels to different lands, I was glad I had chosen to continue with the story. Read full review

Review: Dark Towers Boxed Set (The Dark Tower #1-4)

User Review  - Ginger Weirich - Goodreads

I finished, for the second time, the Dark Tower series by Stephen King. While King is not one of my favorite authors, there are a few of his books I dearly love. (The Stand is on my list of all-time ... Read full review

About the author (1997)

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration. Three months later, he received a $2,500 advance from Doubleday Publishing for the book that went on to sell a modest 13,000 hardcover copies. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school. She uses her power, in turn, to torment and eventually destroy her mean-spirited classmates. When United Artists released the film version in 1976, it was a critical and commercial success. The paperback version of the book, released after the movie, went on to sell more than two-and-a-half million copies. Many of King's other horror novels have been adapted into movies, including The Shining, Firestarter, Pet Semetary, Cujo, Misery, The Stand, and The Tommyknockers. Under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King has written the books The Running Man, The Regulators, Thinner, The Long Walk, Roadwork, and Rage. King is one of the world's most successful writers, with more than 100 million copies of his works in print. Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages, and he writes new books at a rate of about one per year. In 2003, he received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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